Dinner outside on the patio, under a pop-up canopy. (Thanks, Steve!) Perfect weather, and a perfect size gathering for supper. Lighting courtesy of the Coleman gas lamp.
Munchies -- Goat cheese sprinkled with zatar with crackers, olives, peanuts.
First course -- Pasta with fresh-tomato sauce and lots of basil from the garden.
The guest of honor and the first course.
How beautiful is that??
Main course -- Roasted chicken with herbs from the garden, arranged on croutons over which all the pan juices were poured, making a kind of "pane inzuppato." ** (Best quote of the night, from Dewey: "We will ALWAYS serve chicken this way from now on.")
Side dishes -- Mushroom rice pilaf and green salad.
Dessert -- Apricot-cherry cobbler, ice cream, water ice, coffee and tea.
The next morning, at Reading Terminal Market.
**inzuppare, v. tr.
- (intingere) to dip, to dunk
- (bagnare completamente) to soak, to drench